Austria 1784-A ducat Fr-439

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3700
This specimen was lot 3700 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$418 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph II. 1765-1790 Dukat 1784 A. Wien. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, ducat of 1784, Vienna mint. Very fine-extremely fine, Small scratches.)"
This type is listed for several mints (A, B, E, F, G) from 1780-90 and is common. There is another ducat, Fr-435, with a uniformed bust of Joseph II, struck 1781-85 at Prague (C) and Hall (F) only.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.48 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1873, Herinek 26, Fr-439.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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